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Joe Doering announces hiatus due to health issues

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IMPACT Wrestling star Joe Doering is set to take some time off from in-ring action. It has come to light that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time in his life. IMPACT Wrestling stated in an official statement that the 40-year-old in-ring veteran informed the company’s management of his diagnosis last weekend. He is set to undergo surgery in the coming weeks.

IMPACT Wrestling issues statement on Joe Doering

“They told me in 2016 that I would never wrestle again, and I proved them wrong,” Doering said in a statement released by IMPACT. “Guess I’m going to have to do it again. I try to not get too sad or emotional about it. Staying positive really helped me the first time, and that’s what I’ll do again. Please keep me in your thoughts and spirits. I hope to get back in the ring again very soon. To the IMPACT Wrestling locker room: you are family to me and I look forward to seeing you again very, very soon.”

“I know our fans and the wider wrestling community will join everyone at Impact in keeping Joe and his wife Lindsay in their thoughts and prayers.“ Impact Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore said. “Joe loves pro wrestling and we all look forward to him returning to action when he’s ready.”

The two-time IMPACT World Tag Team Champion Doering was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016. After successful surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, Doering returned to the ring less than a year later.

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Bishal Roy